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Razorlight Claims ‘Better Than Arctic Monkeys’

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — As modern British rockers Razorlight gear up to finish the follow-up to their 2004 debut “Up All Night,” the band spoke with NME and made it clear who they thought was the best band around.

When asked whether the group felt that overnight sensation Arctic Monkeys were better than his band, frontman Johnny Borrell replied: “What? Of course I fucking don’t. I wouldn’t say they’re better than the Yeah Yeah Yeahs either. Or the Strokes, or even like The Libertines were for those five minutes when they were brilliant. But they deserve it because the door was open for them and they blew the hinges off.”

Borrell has made headlines in the past for his self-belief, and revealed that he still considers himself to be a genius.

“When I said it, I certainly felt like more of a fenius than the awful bands NME were championing… And a lot of the bands around now are pretty average. So, if you ask me if I feel like a genius compared to them, then yeah, I do.

“I feel like a genius more than most people, that’s for sure.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers